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Essay: V for I

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There is an app for everything. So how come there’s no rent-a-lover one? Not the tacky (okay, occasionally joyfully pleasant) hook-up-and-ghosting ones, but the ones that allow you a bit more than a foray into the dimly lit world of unnecessary one night stands, uncomfortable 4am looks and walks of shame of a lifetime (where did you say the bus stop where?!). I’m talking proper romance-on-demand app that will bring a (wo)man of your dreams right at your doorsteps at …

TroyBoi intrerview

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Music festivals are not all about fun. Okay, you got me, they are, ’cause even the ‘official part’ of the festivals usually looks like this for me: having a good laugh with British producer TroyBoi right before his bombastic gig at Hungarian Sziget festival. You can read to the interview at Myspace and watch it below:

Articles portfolio

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Contently is a great tool for all freelancers who like to keep their portfolio nice and tight: I’ve been using the service to put all of my English articles in one place. That’s also the best way to stay up to date on my writing.

Weekend in St. Petersburg: 2016 edition

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В Санкт-Петербург я раньше ездил как на работу – навещать друзей. Затем друзья опомнились, вернулись в Москву, и ездить я стал реже. И вот недавно в Питер меня позвали уже в прямом смысле слова на работу – вести свадьбу знакомых в роскошном конюшенном флигеле при Юсуповском дворце (место-конфетка – хозяйке на заметку). В свободное от конкурсов, букетов и горящих подолов невесты (свечи на полу!) время я наматывал круги по приятным местам города и решил поделиться своими беглыми наблюдениями с вами. …

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club interview

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The interview was originally published on MTVIggy.com (which was sadly shut down and removed by MTV completely in November). In the middle of our interview with 2/3 of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the backstage of Danish Tinderbox festival an inevitable question comes up: what does ‘rock’ even stand for in 2015? “I think there’s a difference between rock, rock’n’roll and a rockstar”, says vocalist and guitarist Peter Hayes of the San Francisco-born band, dressed in all black and sitting …

Playlist of 2015

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I’ve interviewed more than 50 artists in 2015: some big ones, some new ones and tons of great ones. So I guess it’s time to listen to them sing rather than talk – check out this playlist https://itunes.apple.com/ru/playlist/mikeys-2015/idpl.da8710699d854808a69e8bfb9e3e45c5

Anastacia interview

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Anastacia has always been one of my favorites: ever since I heard her powerhouse attitude-heavy vocals on her hurricane debut single I’m Outta Love back in 2000. I was also geeky enough to spend a lot of time on the Russian Anastacia-themed message board around the time her Anastacia album came out and made some fantastic friends in the process with whom we’ve traveled to Kiev, Saint Petersburg and Helsinki to see Anastacia’s shows over the years. So I was …

Hungarian hot 10

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I’ve survived Sziget. There’s a lot I can (and will!) tell and show from Europe’s craziest festival, that took place a week ago in Budapest, but for now – here’s my ‘official’ report: a list of great Hungarian artists I’ve seen at the festival.

Ciara interview

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I’ve been a loyal Ciara fan ever since I heard incredibly infectious beats of Goodies in 2005. And unlike many other mid-00s r’n’b chicks, Ciara didn’t fade into obscurity and kept releasing albums. So it was a big pleasure for me to finally get the chance to chat with her just in time for the release of her sixth album ‘Jackie’. The Russian interview was posted on Cosmopolitan Russian website and the original chat is below. A lot of things …

MTV Iggy

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The last couple of months have been extra fruitful and busy and here’s all of my recent MTV Iggy articles. OMI interview (by the way I’m very happy that his awesome ‘Cheerleader’ has finally became a proper hit!) Ivan Dorn interview Pompeya interview   The list of the Russian trip-hop artists   Huge list of the best European summer festivals (I’ve already been to Denmark’s Tinderbox and plan to get to Russia’s Fruit Vibrations and Alfa Future People as well …